On 2006-05-04, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
> __/ [ Erik Funkenbusch ] on Thursday 04 May 2006 07:47 \__
>> On Thu, 04 May 2006 04:46:00 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Currently revolving around the blogsphere:
>>> Dell Charges $49 to Remove Their Own Spyware
>> That's a bit of a twist. The "spyware" helps discount the PC in the first
>> place. Shipping the PC without it removes the discounts.
>> They're not charging you for removing it, they're not discounting you for
>> receiving it.
> Is that a defence argument? Are you sure you don't want to rephrase/respin
That was from the guy that says we all have a moral obligation to be
annoyed such things as banner ads. You aren't allowed to do anything to
ignore them, remove them via blocking or take any other action that
would prevent you from performing your absolute duty to click on them.
That dance routine was a failure, which is why he's gone to the safe
one-step repertoire, accompanied by a single hummed note.
If classical music is the state of the art then the arts are in
a sad state.
-- Frank Zappa